Restoration: An Old House Dream

I may have mentioned that Old House Dreams is one of my favorite sites. I could spend hours drooling over the amazing old homes up for sale. They range from near knock-downs to splendidly refurbished. This Greek revival in Alabama, is closer to the latter. The latest owners have clearly given it the love it deserves, as well as a small but beautiful modern kitchen! 508-Main-St-202

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Sure, it could use a bit of landscaping (!), but the interior finishes are wonderful - so many small details to notice. Check out the full tour here, but don't say I didn't warn you about the rabbit hole you are about to enter,

Renovated Church

Who hasn't dreamed of acquiring a former church and transforming it? The architecture lends itself to grand statements and this project in Chicago is no exception.

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Note the herringbone tile on the interior of the fireplace. Details count. See more here.

My Old House Dreams

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Have you ever watched a horror film where the family moves to a new town and despite the parents having regular jobs with regular income, they take up residence in an unbelievably gorgeous old home (which is invariably haunted)? If you are like me, you snort with disgust at the screen, commenting on how it would be impossible to own a home like that on a mid-range salary. (And then spend the rest of the film noting the amazing details of the home.) Well, it turns out, the kind of money that can't even buy you 500 square feet where I live, can indeed buy you a stately home. Old House Dreams features them on the regular and I don't mind admitting that it's driving me mad. Pocket doors, original mouldings, farmhouse kitchens...it's all there. 

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My apologies to the horror film producers.

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